Posts Tagged ‘Asura’s Wrath’

Grrrarrr! Roar!!!!! Eyyyaaaaaaahhhh!!!!

(The translation of the preceding paragraph, as spoken in the native language of Asura, is as follows)

It’s time for another Review Excerpt! This time the game in question is Asura’s Wrath, which as you can guess is about having tea and discussing world issues in a calm and rational manner. No, that’s not true, it’s about smashing things and yelling at people. Still, it’s actually quite fun! If you want to check out the full review then head on over to WorthPlaying for all the rage-filled text and fury-driven score.

“Dismissing the game because of its abundance of QTEs would be a tragic mistake, though, as Asura’s Wrath introduces a great cast of very colorful characters and delightfully ludicrous moments. One boss fight culminates with your foe growing to a size greater than that of the Earth itself and attempting to crush you with a finger. Another showcases a sword so long and sharp that it can literally bisect the entire planet. Even the game’s few quiet moments are expertly milked for maximum effect, creating a perfectly paced experience that can easily sweep you up. The only real misstep is that Asura is incredibly unlikable, speaking almost exclusively in grunts and yells and refusing to dial it down for a moment. Yes, I know the name of the game isn’t Asura’s Diplomatic Resolution to Complex Issues, but it could still do with giving him a volume other than yelling at full blast.”

A funny thing happened on the way to the latest Broke Gamer review, two of the three games on the list for voting were assigned to me for review by another website. With that in mind, I’m proud to present the next game up on the hit parade…

Congrats on the honor, oh character who barely appears in the game.

If you were hoping to see a review of Asura’s Wrath or SSX then don’t panic, they’re coming too! Although you’ll have to check out the full reviews on WorthPlaying, I’ll still provide excerpts over here.

 

Don't worry, we're getting reviewed too!

I’m nowhere near done playing Kingdoms of Amalur yet, but a review will be coming soon. With that in mind I should have time for one more review this month, so I’m letting the last of the nominees duke it out to see who will be the winner. The plan is to leave the poll open until Friday, February 24 at noon ET, and then whatever game is leading at that point will be declared the victor.

As of right now SSX leads by a single vote (that’s why it gets to have its picture at the top of the post), but anything can happen in the coming days. Remember, the voting restrictions have been lifted so you can vote as often as you want for any of the finalists. Or, if you love them all you can vote for each of them an equal number of times, but honestly that’s kind of dumb. Take a stand already!

Also, if you’re able to donate to the Broke Gamer fund then please do. I’m willing to chip in some of my own money for the next game if need be, but the livelihood of this blog really rests on the generosity of its readers. If you’ve already donated once then I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you are moved to donate again then I’m sure you’ll be richly rewarded in both this life and the next with high scores, infinite lives and eternal gaming fame.

Also, please know that I pre-ordered Mass Effect 3 some time ago, so that review is coming for sure next month without you even having to vote for it. Consider it my way of showing you how much I love you guys, and not the truth of the matter, which is if I didn’t buy that game my wife would probably divorce me and kick me out immediately.